Sweets and Candy

Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on October 18, 2023

Sweets and candy is a great topic for English learners with a beginner level to discuss. It is a fun and interesting topic that can help learners practice their English skills. Talking about sweets and candy can help learners practice their pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. It can also help them practice their listening and speaking skills in a fun and engagin way.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

About Sweets and Candy

Sweets and candy are a popular treat for people of all ages. In British English people usually say sweets, and in American English people usually say candy. They come in many different shapes, sizes, and flavours. From gummy bears to chocolate bars, there is something for everyone. Eating candy can be a fun way to celebrate special occasions or just to enjoy a sweet treat. They can also be a great way to show someone you care. Giving someone a box of chocolates or a bag of sweets can be a thoughtful gesture.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • chocolate (noun)
  • toffee (noun)
  • tasty (adjective)
  • taste (verb)
  • lick (verb)

Conversation Questions

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  • Do you like sweets and candy?
  • Would you say that you have a sweet tooth?
  • Do you have a favorite type of candy?
  • What is the most popular type of candy in your country?
  • Do you think eating too much candy is bad for your health?
  • Would you eat sweets and candy every day if you could?
  • What are the bad things of eating to many sweets?
  • Can sweets and candy ever be a healthy snack?
  • Should sweets and candy be eaten in moderation?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.